March 26, 2015

Elly Mayday Boudoir + Glamour Session at Baker Beach San Francisco

Boudoir / Pin-up Portrait

Now this was a shoot that was years in the making. I’ve been following Elly Mayday‘s modeling for years. She’s so awesome that even one night we just hung out on skype while I was editing photos. She had done some really great work and lived in Canada, so when we talked about doing a shoot in San Francisco where I was living at the time… it seemed like a pipe dream.

Some years went on then all of a sudden.. there she was in San Francisco! Ironically, I had moved away and was living in Santa Monica. So I gathered my gear up and made the now so very common drive up North to stay with family and finally make this shoot happen.

I try when I shoot any sort of “boudoir” to try to make it a bit different and mix it up with my pin-up style of shooting women.  Does that mean instead of a boudoir session I should start calling these babe sessions? Who knows.

Thanks so much for making this happen, Elly! We made some great images happen and I hope you enjoyed your time in San Francisco.

If you are interested in more information on Elly, make sure to check out her website that tells more of her story as well as her plus size modeling.  Elly also very publicly fought off cancer, and you can read more about that here.


Sunset boudoir at Baker Beach of Elly Mayday by Matthew Leland
Sunset boudoir session of Elly Mayday at Baker Beach in San Francisco by Matthew Leland
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Boudoir of Elly Mayday at Baker Beach in San Francisco by Matthew Leland
Purple sunset at Baker Beach in San Francisco of Elly Mayday by Matthew Leland
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Sunset boudoir session of Elly Mayday at Baker Beach in San Francisco by Matthew Leland